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Running Roundup: Guthrie Gallops Set for Saturday


The Guthrie Gallop begins Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. with the 10K run, starting at Sayre’s Howard Elmer Park. The 5K run and walk will follow at 10:30 a.m. A fun run for children, ages 10-under, begins at 11:30 a.m.

Pre-race registration will be held at the Sayre Theatre on Elmer Avenue. Race-day entry fees are $22 for the 10K run, 5K run and 5K walk. Anyone wishing to compete in both runs will pay $27.


Sick Trail Run

At Millville, on May 1, Alden Sims topped a 60-runner field in 29:46 over the 4.2-mile course.

Jim Wenger was second in 31:00, followed by Mike Elder in 31:42.

Christine Bear led the women, finishing fifth, overall, in 32:11. Wendy Wood finished in 35:16 and Ann Sick had a time of 36:52.


Cherry Blossom Run

On May 1, at Wilkes-Barre, Chris Wasnetsky won the annual event hosted by the Wyoming Valley Striders with a time of 25:32.

Chris Wadas was second in 26:06, followed by John Evangelista in 29:31.

Samantha Snead was fifth, overall, to lead the female contingent in 30:17. Deedra Porfirio was next in 32:32, followed by Ann Zoranski in 34:45.

Area competitors in the 110-runner field included Laceyville’s Stacy Miller (1:03:50) and Tunkhannock’s Brian Thomas (31:36).


Make a Wish 5K

At Binghamton, on April 30, Stephen Marain led the 208-runner field to the finish with a time of 17:15.

Jordan Valvano was second in 17:25, followed by Dan Young (18:50).

Kim Law was the top female in 20:10, followed by Suzy Myette  (20:29) and Jade Hunt-Ebeling (22:59).

Also in the field were Brackney’s Julie Perlick (25:37) and Thomas Hamlin (44:26) and Athens’ Mary Hutz (33:18).


LCCC Cancer Awareness 5K

Bornfase Omurwa won the race in 17:39 at Nanticoke, on April 30.

Joseph Cordillo was second in 18:09, followed by Steven Housenick in 19:39.

Cassandra Zegarski led the women with a time of 22:00, followed by Natalie Sulkowski in 22:22 and Hanna Sulkowski in 23:50.


Do It for the Kids 5K

At Wilkes-Barre, on April 27, Sean Robbins led 152 other runners to the finish with a time of 17:31.

Ali Ostrum was second, overall, and the first woman to cross the line in 19:54. Bob Young was third in 20:03, followed by Deedra Porifiro (20:25) and Mike Wilczyski (21:04). Michelle Covington completed the top three for the women with a time of 21:30.


Pennsylvania Summer Biathlon

A field of 49 athletes in three different divisions completed the Pennsylvania Summer Biathlon at Whitetail Preserve in Black Creek Township, Luzerne County, on April 23.

The Match competition, which included a 5K, was won by Millville’s Ann Sick for the women and Douglas Hoover of Williamsburg, PA, in the men’s competition. Sick finished in 25:29, while Hoover completed the course in 20:57.

Sherry Robinson, currently of Sugarloaf and formerly of New Albany, was the Sport women’s winner with a time of 28:32.

In the Sport men’s competition, Danville’s Robbie Riley finished first in 21:44, while Tunkhannock’s Brian Thomas was second in 22:28.

The Sport division ran a 4K course.

Hilary Saucy, 11, Harleysville, was the Novice women’s winner with a time of 25:57 over the 4K course.

All the courses included 70 penalty loops.


Fred Ciotti Memorial

At Carbondale, on April 16, Jason Kennedy led a 159-runner field to the finish in a time of 17:36. Stephen Skierski was second in 17:47, followed by Joseph Cardillo in 18:01.

Tiffany Levanthal led the women with a time of 19:51, followed by Ivy Christenson in 21:26 and Erin Gordon in 22:37.


Upcoming Races

May 7: Guthrie Gallop, Sayre, 9 a.m.

May 7: Pat Purcell Memorial 5K, Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 9 a.m.

May 8: Wyoming Valley Striders Spring Trail Run, Kingston, 1 p.m.

May 14: Waverly Waddle, Waverly, PA, 9 a.m.

May 15: Run for the Red Marathon, Tobyhanna to Stroudsburg, 8 a.m.

May 15: Greater Binghamton Half Marathon/5K, Binghamton, 7:30 a.m./9:30 a.m.

May 15: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Elmira, 9:30 a.m.

May 15: River Street Three-Mile, Wilkes-Barre, 10:30 a.m.

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